[ubuntu-uk] comprehensively messed up by updates

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 9 09:20:34 GMT 2009

I think Sean's approach is a lot more sensible for someone in my
position than yours, Al: especially because he included the magic words,
"It should detect all your hardware fine."

On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 07:36 +0000, Sean Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 7:22 AM, Rowan Berkeley
> <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > I gotta tell you, this is worse than I thought. I set the update manager
> > to exclude "proprietary device drivers (restricted)" and allowed it to
> > download and install everything else, and it again totally screwed up
> > the machine, knocking out among other things the high-resolution
> > display, so I had to re-install the whole of ubuntu from the restore
> > disc all over again.
> I will repeat my previous advice -- forget "restore disc", install
> from 8.10 instead.
> It's a more recent version of Ubuntu, should detect all your hardware
> fine and when 9.04 comes out you will be able to simply let it update.
> Why is it that you're so reluctant to do this?
> Surely if it fails you can THEN use the "restore disc" method?
> But it shouldn't fail... not in my experience...
> Sean

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